New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Synergistic effect discovered in layered quantum dot solar cells
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
Researchers glimpse the inside of a photonic crystal
New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices—carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. ...
Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene
Carbon's new champion: Theorists calculate atom-thick carbyne chains may be strongest material ever
(Phys.org) —Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk.
Can graphene nanoribbons replace silicon?
World's most complex crystal simulated
The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. They say the findings help demonstrate how complexity can emerge ...